Sheffield United target Matty Cash is ready to leave Nottingham Forest, according to Football Insider.
The Blades have already had a £10m bid for Cash rejected this summer. West Ham United are also believed to be interested in the right-back.
The 23-year-old is ready to test himself in the Premier League having missed out on promotion with Forest. A six-goal swing on the final day of the season saw the Reds miss out on the Championship playoffs on goal difference.
West Ham had talks about signing Cash during the January transfer window. A £12m fee was discussed, but Forest didn’t want to sell one of their key players during a push for a top six finish.
How much for Nottingham Forest to sell Matty Cash?
When the Blades had that initial offer for Cash turned down, it was said that the Reds were holding out for £15m.
Whether that is still the case remains to be seen. However, if Cash is serious about leaving the City Ground in search of top flight football, then their hand may be forced.
The full-back is under contract until 2023, though, so that does strengthen their bargaining position. Which will be tested when the Blades made their expected return to the negotiation table.
It seems as if they are the favourites to sign Cash, with reports even claiming the Hammers have pulled out of the race. It certainly seems like they will have to sell before they can make a bid.
As for the Blades, they clearly view Cash as the ideal competition for George Baldock at right wing-back. Baldock started every league game last season and an alternative is needed, with Kieron Freeman having now left Bramall Lane.
Freeman has since been linked with a move to Forest – possibly to replace Cash.
It wouldn’t be the first time the Blades have raided the City Ground in recent times. Since their promotion last year, Ben Osborn and Jack Robinson have both made the move to South Yorkshire.
There is talk that Reds centre-back, Joe Worrall, is also a target for Chris Wilder.